Jason Manford reveals someone has created a fake Facebook account using his image | Daily Mail Online

Jason Manford reveals someone has created a fake Facebook account using his image | Daily Mail Online

Jason Manford has revealed he discovered someone in Turkey created a fake Facebook account using his pictures to trick people into giving them money.

The comedian, 39, took to social media and shared numerous screenshots from an account with the name ‘Chris Pavilion’ that was using his photos.

The TV star said it was ‘really weird’ to see his pictures being used by someone else and told his fans he would ‘never’ ask them for money.

Imposter: Jason Manford has revealed he discovered someone in Turkey created a fake Facebook account using his pictures to trick people into giving them money

He wrote: ‘A fan in Argentina sent me a Facebook profile based in Turkey of someone using my pictures to dupe people into giving them money! It’s really weird to see my pictures being misused like this.

‘Please know I would never ask you for money (well not directly, I’d love you to buy a tour ticket!) so don’t be duped by Turkish Manford no matter how dashing he looks in photos!’

The fake page had uploaded several snaps of Jason, including one alongside Irish comedian Tommy Tiernan who was referred to as ‘Mr Johnson’ by the impostor.

In another photo, Jason could be seen posing outside the Television Centre in London despite the user tagging the post in Istanbul, Turkey. 

Fake: The comedian, 39, took to social media and shared numerous screenshots from an account with the name ‘Chris Pavilion’ that was using his photos

Scam: The fake page had uploaded several snaps of Jason, including one alongside Irish comedian Tommy Tiernan who was referred to as ‘Mr Johnson’ by the impostor

The fake page said ‘Chris’ worked in construction and attended the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona.

One photo of Jason was tagged in Arizona, however the logo for British bakery chain Greggs could be seen in the background.  

It comes after Jason recently signed up to host new BBC quiz show Unbeatable.

The TV personality announced he will front the upcoming daytime show, in which four contestants will compete to find the best answer to a series of questions.

Jason wrote: ‘Please know I would never ask you for money (well not directly, I’d love you to buy a tour ticket!) so don’t be duped by Turkish Manford’

He said in a statement: ‘I know how important daytime quizzes are for a lot of people. I used to sit with my Nana Manford and mum watching them.

‘They keep the brain going, they’re a chuckle and I’m really looking forward to being a part of this exciting new one. 

‘The great thing about Unbeatable is you don’t even need to know the actual answer to appear clever. I feel like this is the quiz show I’ve been waiting for my whole life.’ 

Unbeatable, which is set to debut on BBC One later this year, will be Jason’s second go at hosting a quiz show following last year’s First & Last.

New gig: It comes after Jason recently signed up to host new BBC quiz show Unbeatable

Jason Manford reveals someone has created a fake Facebook account using his image

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